The Coles 4038 studio ribbon microphone was originally developed by the BBC as a broadcast microphone. Recognized for its wide, flat frequency response and high sensitivity, the 4038 quickly became a valuable tool in the recording studio as well as broadcast applications. The pressure gradient ribbon transducer is capable of withstanding high sound pressure levels without distortion and the bi-directional (figure 8) polar pattern provides a uniform pick up response at either side of the diaphragm. The bi-directional pattern proves valuable when capturing multiple singers, musical instruments, ambiance capturing and more. The smooth, rich sonic detail of the 4038 has the made the microphone a classic among some of the recording industries most celebrated engineers.
- Pressure Gradient Ribbon Transducer
- High sensitivity and SPL handling are just some of the attributes associated with ribbon transducers, the 4038 is hailed for its overall sonic performance.
- Flat Frequency Response
- The flat and wide frequency response of 30Hz to 15kHz results in rich, transparent audio reproduction while eliminating low frequency noise.
- Bi-directional Polar Pattern
- The bi-directional (figure 8) polar pattern provides an even pick up response at both sides of the diaphragm.
- Low Hum and Noise Floor
- The tailored frequency response and hum eliminating electronics, result in an output stage that provides high audio gain levels and low noise floor.